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Sunday, 9 January 2011

These days everyone seems to have more and more possessions (e.g.: computers, cars, mobile phones etc.).  Our strong desire to own these things is making us less aware of important personal qualities such as kindness and concern for other.


Do you agree or disagree?


 
The economic freedom people enjoy today has enabled them to own large number of material possessions like cars, computers and other electronic gadgets.  However, the desire to possess these objects has not necessarily affected people's personal values, in terms of concern for others or being kind.



There have been many instances, especially in the western world, where people spend their money, time and other resources to serve the less privileged in the society, in spite of their material way of life.  For example, Bill Gates, the owner of Microsoft, donates a substantial portion of his earnings for charitable activities like AIDS prevention and treatment in many developing countries in Asia and Africa.  He owns luxurious cars, air-crafts and many other possessions but that has not prevented him from being kind and considerate towards the needy.



Again, there is a growing awareness among people especially among the rich, about their moral responsibilities towards the society.  One of the major reasons for this attitude may be man's realisation that fulfillment in life is not possible only by owning a large number of material objects or leading a luxurious life.  Moreover, the moral qualities like kindness and concern for others are innate in every human being and it cannot be easily suppressed by the increasing ownership of material possessions. 



However, there are certain people who may be unmindful of important personal qualities, in their quest for a material way of life.  In spite of such tendencies in society, religious organisations, charity institutions and philanthropic groups are constantly reminding people about their responsibilities towards the society. 



In conclusion, man's desire to enjoy the comforts and conveniences of modern inventions has not seriously eroded his personal values.

4 comments:

Chaitu said...

excellent

"SHEER" said...

Nice!!!

Anonymous said...

He owns luxurious cars, air-crafts and many other possessions but that has not prevented him from being kind and considerate towards the needy.

sir, is it that (has) or (have),,,,, on the second line

George Andrews Moolekary said...

it is 'has'. The ownership has not....